The BBC have today officially confirmed in their Season Preview magazine the rest of their 2013 Formula One line-up, with the line-up as expected. In the commentary box, for the second year running, Ben Edwards remains alongside David Coulthard.
As part of the presentation team alongside Suzi Perry (who was announced as presenter in December) will be Eddie Jordan and Coulthard, both now heading into their fifth season as part of the BBC F1 team. Lee McKenzie and Gary Anderson will again be in the paddock and roaming up and down pit-lane.
This is largely pedantry and semantics on my behalf, but for me, Jordan and Coulthard were before today still question marks as neither have appeared with the BBC crew during either of the first two tests. The magazine though confirms the two which is great to see.
Whilst this does confirm the remainder of the TV line-up, the 5 Live F1 co-commentator is still unconfirmed, with an announcement expected early next month. The TV and radio groups come under separate production teams – the radio content is controlled by USP Content, hence why no announcement has yet occurred. James Allen and Jennie Gow are the only two people confirmed for BBC Radio at the moment, with Chessie Bent producing the output, succeeding Jason Swales from this year onwards.